Mr. Montgomery: A few minutes ago, fellow Purcell High School alumnus Dick Gray directed my attention to the following headline on a story for, at least, the online version of a high school basketball game story: Scalping the Savages. As an American Indian, an enrolled member of the Mvskoke (Creek) Nation, a veteran of many years of employment with American Indian tribes and organizations, and a 1969 Purcell High school graduate, I object in the strongest terms possible to such an insensitive use of language.
Thanks for making me a part of the All Decade 1980's Team for PHS. I have been, and always will be, proud to be a Purcell Dragon. Many of the players on this list were heroes of mine and being included with them adds special meaning to this recognition for me personally.